Anyone getting their Corsairs painted?

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony Anyone getting their Corsairs painted?

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  • #233
    presto247365
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    So, I’ve been staring at the bare metal Corsairs on my table for about a week, wondering how I shall knock them into shape for the contest. I’d like to do a little vignette of the deck of a ship, but I certainly don’t have time for the whole vessel. I might try and do a little section of deck. TIME, TIME!!!!!

    I thought these websights might be of interest to the patrons who are focused on all things swashbuckling…

    Here’s one that focuses on all things GW and New Line. I don’t care for the movie representation of the corsair ships, but I like this guy’s Umbar.
    http://www.freewebs.com/portsofpelargir/index.htm

    All I can say about this one is WOW!!!
    http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/a-sasano/english/e-galley.htm

    Interesting essay…
    http://arthedain.netfirms.com/dromonds.html

    #1528
    presto247365
    Participant

    So, I’ve been staring at the bare metal Corsairs on my table for about a week, wondering how I shall knock them into shape for the contest. I’d like to do a little vignette of the deck of a ship, but I certainly don’t have time for the whole vessel. I might try and do a little section of deck. TIME, TIME!!!!!

    I thought these websights might be of interest to the patrons who are focused on all things swashbuckling…

    Here’s one that focuses on all things GW and New Line. I don’t care for the movie representation of the corsair ships, but I like this guy’s Umbar.
    http://www.freewebs.com/portsofpelargir/index.htm

    All I can say about this one is WOW!!!
    http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/a-sasano/english/e-galley.htm

    Interesting essay…
    http://arthedain.netfirms.com/dromonds.html

    #1530
    Kenakko
    Participant

    Under the great minds think alike catagory, I too though of doing this and am also constrained by time. Either that or a beach background. For me, it’s also deciding which 2 to paint.

    #1531
    Gavin
    Participant

    I don’t have any Corsairs yet. I will, eventually, but I doubt it will be in time for the competition unless something radical happens. (Any spare cash I do have is going to Imrahil!).

    But that website is pretty awesome! :D

    Gavin

    #1532
    ddaines
    Participant

    It’s a race against time, but my Corsairs are almost painted – amazing what the chance of winning a freebie can do for the enthusiasm :D

    I’m not mounting them on a ship, but take a look at the images I sent in on the thread for painted minis and you can see a couple of ships I’m working on. One for the Corsairs the other a Gondorian Warship.

    The Venetian Galley is very similar to Heller’s La Reale de France which you will see in one of the images. It is a beautiful model even if the instructions are S***e and the vac-form sails are even worse :mad:, however it is coming along niceley and the GF Corsair Admiral looks very much at home stood upon the ‘bridge’.

    Should I ever be able to get enough Corsairs to complement it then it will weigh a ton, plus (as a certain observant Ent noted) it will need a lot of oarsmen (but I think I can sort that!).

    #1533
    presto247365
    Participant

    I was thinking about slave rowers as well. It seems impractical to use mithrils of any sort. I suppose you could modify and recast a great many M100 slaves and Laketown longboat crews. I was thinking of using Orion’s 1:72 scale slave rowers from the Roman Sailor box.
    http://www.michtoy.com/MTSCnewSite/newplastic_folder/orion_1-72/orion.html

    They’d be about 5-6mm too short compared to Mithrils, but they won’t be side-by-side. Seated down on the rowing deck, the illusion may work!

    #1537
    ddaines
    Participant

    I was going for the Lake-town oarsmen option myself, cast in resin they will be lighter in weight.

    #1538
    Barliman
    Participant

    Seated Viking oarsmen are available from at least one figure manufacturer, though I have to be honest and concede that I can’t remember which – is it Gripping Beast, perhaps?

    #1539
    hsf62
    Participant

    At the moment I’m working on a new mould. I could work in one of the Lake-town oarsmen recast the guy a few times ready to be converted suitable for his new home (ship)! After whoever wants one ore more to convert, I could send these guys out to. After they are converted, you send them back and I produce a new mould with up to 9 minis (if we get 9 converted) and can produce a small oarsmen series, depending on how fast the ships has to be filled. If I use jewlery alloy the weight will be very low aswell and who wants plastic anyway?
    For a run with say 200 minis in up to 9 different poses you would look at aprox AU$ 2,50 per mini. Create your own MMP MX.lol

    #1540
    Gavin
    Participant

    I’d be interested…

    #1541
    hsf62
    Participant

    ok, we get it going.

    #1543
    Theobald
    Participant

    Huooommmmm … I’d be interested too, of course … hom …. just let me know what I can contibute to this nice idea, Master Caster …. hom

    #1547
    hsf62
    Participant

    I’ll put the shovel guy M100 in the mould aswell. Nice bend back to cut in half and put on a sitting bottom.
    Well master ent, you can contibute to this eighter with converting one or more of this guys, or with good ideas…

    #1548
    Theobald
    Participant

    I’ll do what I can … ;)

    #1552
    presto247365
    Participant

    I love the idea of everyone coming up with their own conversions and then pooling the minis for production. I would be true to the Corsairs taking captives from many lands and chaining them to the oars! Count me in as well!

    #1553
    hsf62
    Participant

    You are wellcome to give us a hand Master Presto. I had a think about these guys and was thinking, it might be very useful to cast these guys in more then 1 part. We could make the legs and bottom all the same and cast this part seperate from the top and the arms. The arms have to be seperate and I think we need two sets. One for the guys on the left side and one for the guys on the right side of the ship.

    #1554
    hsf62
    Participant

    I’m really looking forward to all these conversions!

    #1555
    Theobald
    Participant

    me too, hsf62 … but what about those strange caps of the M130 guys …and their passive pose?
    the M100b is a very good idea, once it’s been halved … As I said I would like to take part in your plan … your idea of casting about nine different versions for the oarsmen is brilliant … I also do not like the idea of using any kind of that “plastic-stuff” for casting those figs. Your idea of that light metal is fine, I think.
    Let’s just do it!

    #1567
    hsf62
    Participant

    That funny looking hat can be easily changed into cap similar to the one one of the Corsairs is wearing. It also can be changed into hair. If these two solutions don’t appear to somone, the head can be chopped of completely and replaced with another head. M294’s head is my faforite one. 😆

    #1834
    Kenakko
    Participant

    5 Corsairs largely painted, but I am glad of the deadline extension…still have to take pictures, I hope they post all the entries. I enjoy seeing the work of others! Get those brushes out and good luck!:P

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